Center for the Arts Welcomes Back Jeffrey Siegel

Posted: April 12, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

In a rich program crossing cultural boundaries, pianist Jeffrey Siegel brings his popular series Keyboard Conversations back to the Center for the Arts on Sunday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. “The Classic Moderns” salutes those 20th century masters whose style and bodies of work, according to the artist, are destined for immortality. The program features a full concert, commentary on the composers and their music, and an audience question and answer session.

The Modernist Russia of the 20th century, a formative period in Russian music, allowed Stravinsky, a featured master, the flexibility to disregard musical convention. Prokofieff, known for his bold works that also drew on motifs from primitive Russia, also finds a place among these “classic moderns.” Siegel examines the lyrical and expressive music of Pulitzer Prize winner Samuel Barber, the new style of Bartók, the impressionist composer Claude Debussy and his piano compositions, and America’s own “classic modern” Leonard Bernstein.

Tickets are $37.50 and $32.50. Charge by phone at (703) 218-6500.

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